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Case 29

Sarah T Pendlebury, Philip Anslow and Peter M Rothwell

in Neurological Case Histories

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780192631626
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753121 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780192631626.003.0029

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 29

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A 34-year-old bricklayer was admitted with sudden-onset right-sided weakness. He had had memory problems and confusion for the preceding 3 months and had twice been found wandering disorientated in the street by neighbours. There was a past medical history of 2 strokes, 5 and 7 months earlier, the first causing right facial weakness and expressive dysphasia and the second causing expressive dysphasia, acalculia, right/left confusion and right upper limb weakness, and apraxia. CT brain after the first stroke had shown 2 small lacunar strokes in the left hemisphere in the internal capsule and anterior to the trigone.

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Subjects: Neurology

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